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FrazerHenderson

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Parnassia palustis
« on: August 07, 2010, 08:44:21 PM »
Identification photographs of this native member of Saxifragaceae.

Showing also growing in damp flush and as a true saxatile. Note lack of chlorophyll when growing on an underhang.

Photographs taken on Isle of Eigg near the "Singing Sands".
« Last Edit: August 07, 2010, 08:55:59 PM by FrazerHenderson »
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Re: Parnassia palustis
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 07:10:05 AM »
interesting to see it growing on the rock--here it grows in grasses, sedges and other often fairly heavy vegetation, such that leaves are hard to see--the flowers just float up out the the grasses and leaves of other plants!

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Re: Parnassia palustis
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 10:49:17 AM »
I've never been able to germinate Parnassia --i've kept a seed register since april 06 and a quick perusal just before shows i've tried a number of different sps including fresh seed collected at sea level and higher ground ,(700 mtrs). :(

I've experimented with a number of different potting mixes --peat based , sowing on spag. moss ---all to no avail.

Despite this i continue sowing in hope ........



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Re: Parnassia palustis
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 06:03:45 AM »
I've never been able to germinate Parnassia --i've kept a seed register since april 06 and a quick perusal just before shows i've tried a number of different sps including fresh seed collected at sea level and higher ground ,(700 mtrs). :(

I've experimented with a number of different potting mixes --peat based , sowing on spag. moss ---all to no avail.

Despite this i continue sowing in hope ........

hmm..i've collected seed for kristl, but i haven't sown it!

 


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